Future president of Egypt? What about Hong Kong?

I stumbled into this video the other day, and I couldn’t help but think “why isn’t a single Hong Kong child able to do this” (of course, there’s a big assumption here: the English subtitle is accurate).

The  people of Hong Kong are not encouraged for individual thinking. Education is all about reciting materials and getting good grades in exams. Back in the old days, the British Hong Kong government encouraged people to study but never encourage people to think independently. The Hong Kong SAR government, even worse! They inject the pro-Peking and pro-Communist thoughts into the students’ brains before they are old enough to “think”…

A so-called Basic Law handbook for primary school students says that Taiwan is China’s sacred land, and the Chief Executive of Hong Kong must “love China and love Hong Kong” – none of these are related to the Basic Law.

The worse I’ve seen so far is “Chief Executive enjoys a more superior legal status than the administrative, legislative and judicial functions of Hong Kong”. It also says “administrative, legislative and judicial functions balance each other’s power but also cooperate with each other, cooperation amongst these three functions is more important” – this is NONSENSE!! Separation of powers is what Hong Kong always practices, and there isn’t a need for cooperation between the three functions.

The younger generation in Hong Kong, thankfully, especially those who have not got a “professional” job tend to be more aware of the social issues – the reason, as I gathered, is that they are not afraid of rocking the boat. Those who have a high paid job and/or own properties worry about the property and stock market and stability of their jobs more than whether they have freedoms, democracy and fellow Hong Kongers’ livelihood (no formula powder for babies, sky high rent, expensive daily necessities, property hegemony, etc.).

They are very similar to the last generation of Hong Kongers who often nowadays say that the Brits did not give Hong Kong democracy (they would even say “you never had democracy and why suddenly want it now! we’ve got more freedom then before 1997). Epic fail in logic. Isn’t it? I am always in awe when they say this – since when democracy is something that’s given? It’s always something that people need to fight for. A metaphor: you never had anything but bake potato, and now you want more than just bake potato, you want a bit of corn beef as well! Why is not insane?

If Occupy Central is violent (breaking the law, woohooo!!), what about the protests in Turkey and Brazil? Blood was shed! The police in Hong Kong have become so bent that I do believe one day they will point their guns at the protesters (whether or not they can aim properly or know how to use their gun is another question). The convener of the Occupy Central movement did say though “if they see blood at the movement, they will retreat”. Without being prepared for the worst, there is no point to occupy anywhere. They still don’t understand that China will not back down unless you show to them that you have got the upper hand and have no fear. Chinese only bully those who are show weakness or weaker than them, fact! Have they done anything to Japan yet? No! Even though China’s been claiming that Senkaku Islands belong to them for all these years. If you engage China to negotiate, they will present you all the things that they want before speaking with you (just like what they did to the Brits in the 70s). By agreeing to their terms, means you’ve already lost half the negotiation – they know that you’re prepared to loose all of those they want. They can then try to take more from you and if it goes no where, they’d still get the “least they’re prepared to accept”, win-win situation for the Chinese. See?

Over and out

The Truth about China’s Brain-Washing Propaganda

Wang Dan, one of the student leaders at the Tiananmen Square in 1989 which ended with blood shed and the PRC government continues denying to-date, is now teaching in Taiwan and enjoying freedom that his fellow Chinese people can only dream about.

I do admire the courage of the student leaders demonstrated twenty some years ago, but to my disappointment none of them have done anything to “build a better China” so far…

Wang posted on his Facebook (which is banned in PRC) recently a letter he received from a university student, below is my translation:

Dear Mr. Wang,

I am a Mainland student from JieJiang, currently studying my bachelor degree in Taichung. I have been following you for a while, and I wanted to say something but not sure what to say. I have spent six months in Taiwan so far and have met a lot of great friends, and do not miss my home like many other freshmen because it’s great to live in Taiwan – including the orderly environment and welcoming nature of Taiwanese. However, I always avoid discussing Mainland’s issues with Taiwanese.

Take myself for example, there are a lot of things in the Mianland that I am not happy with (otherwise, I wouldn’t have wanted to study abroad); but after discussing with my Taiwanese classmates, firstly I find that they have been misled by the media and secondly (they have) some sort of “I can condemn (the government), but others cannot” mindset.

I had always been educated in the Mainland, when I visited my relatives in the US in high school, Chinese friends (here refers ethical Chinese) asks me if I think Taiwan is part of China. I answered with no hesitation “yes”, and they were shocked. Now that I’m here (in Taiwan), my answer has changed.

One summer, I met some excellent Hong Kong friends. They attended the 4/June vigil every year and never forget (what happened). Thanks to Hong Kongese. People and the government should be united on some circumstances, but others situations they should be standing at an opposite position. In terms of power, I believe no citizen wishes his government to have absolute power, which means he will have none. Under absolute power, if Hong Kong losses this kind of freedom, so will Taiwan.

I do not like people condemning how bad Mainland China is, because I find myself standing on the same side of the government (under this circumstances). My pride for my motherland’s development must not be destroyed by others. However, I do not want the Mainland government to continue enjoying such power, and feel that on this front individuals and the government are in confronting position. Unfortunately, I am now in Taiwan – with the freedom to think about all these, but have no means to make them happen.

In response to this Facebook post, Kay Lam (a Hong Kong commentator) wrote a piece entitled “Wang Dan Reveals the Truth behind Communist China’s Brainwash Propaganda”:

Wang Dan published a letter from a Mainland China student on his Facebook, saying that he’d hope people can understand the mentality of the Chinese younger generation, and further hope that everyone to “treat Mainland students nicely” but not push them back to the embrace of Communist China’s propaganda.

First, Mainland Chinese students believe that any media in the world is the same as Communist China’s – controlled and manipulated by the government. They refuse to believe in the repulsive realities in China, instead believes Hong Kongers and Taiwanese are misled by “anti-communist media”. In fact, to maximise the effect of brainwashing propaganda, Communist China started by acquiring Chinese language media across the world, and set up these “so-called foreign media” in other countries to repackage Communist China’s viewpoints as “foreign media’s viewpoints”, then import them into China. They, then, manipulate internet search engines and social media ranking, and broadcast these messages via numerous sub-websites in a multiple speed. They created this man-made “Bad money drives out good” environment, replacing the truth with fake news. As long as people cannot touch the media hegemony of Communist China, anti-brainwash is only a “castle in the air” and is never executable.

Second,  Mainland Chinese students have the mentality of “I can condemn (the government), others cannot”, “I do not like others to condemn how bad Mainland China is, because I’m with the government on this front”, “My pride of my motherland’s development must not be damaged by others”, etc. These sample quotes demonstrate that Mainland Chinese CAN NOT and DARE NOT to criticise the PRC government. In addition, they would not allow others to criticise the PRC government. In the end become the slaves of nationalism.

Third, Hong Kong’s 4/June vigils are not aiming at overthrowing Communist China’s tyranny, but a psychological opium that spread the illusion of “patriotic without being loyal to the communist party”. The Mainland Chinese student who wrote the letter is certain about Hong Kongers’ “love for China” (a commonly used phrase Commies use to describe their patriotism), and subtly criticises the “separatism power” including Taiwan independence. This clearly shows the celestial empire and unification mentality of China have entwined with the Party’s brainwash education, and became a non-negotiable bottom-line. They are, however, very honest with their action – they want to go to Taiwan and Hong Kong to breath the freedom, despite the fact that the wish to see “China’s unification” both verbally and in their mind. They refuse to believe and learn about the “unification” under Communist China’s dictatorship actually means the complete destruction of Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The above three points illustrate how frightening and thorough brainwashing is. To help Chinese students to understand the truth and break free from brainwashing is close to impossible. This also explains why Communist China has to push forward national education in Hong Kong, this is also the bottom-line of Hong Kong which “to give in to this means death”.

 

National Education Centre Asks Schools for Endorsement

Following on my previous post about National and Moral Education Curriculum, despite the fact that the Curriculum is quietly embedded in various subjects, the National Education Centre continues to work on establishing a new subject for students in Hong Kong in order to further brainwash children.

SupportNationalEducationAbove picture obtained from House News, for original article in Cantonese/Chinese, please refer to here.

The National Education Centre issued letters to all schools in Hong Kong, which provides a simple letter that says:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Since the National Education Centre always strives to promote national education and national quality education, I am happy to support the Centre to continue servicing the education sector and its continuous operation.

Best regards,

____________

Cheung Yui-Fai, a liberal studies teacher, posted the letter onto the Facebook page of National Education Parents’ Concern Group. As a committee member of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union, Cheung questioned the agenda behind the Centre’s letter – does this mean the biased National Education Curriculum is returning in full form (base on the “coincident” of the HKSAR government’s mentioned National Education in its Human Rights report which was submitted to the United Nation recently).

Cheung also added that the Centre has not done anything ever since the people won the “war” which forced the HKSAR government to “shelved” the curriculum.

On the second page of the letter issued by the Centre, a survey asked the schools if they have participate any of the activities organised by the Centre and what recommendations they have for the activities.

In the Human Rights report submitted to the United Nation, Chapter 2.21, says “This new initiative is expected to be implemented in the 2013/14 school year to further enhance the elements of national education”, and completely omitted the fact that the HKSAR government has announced the curriculum is shelved in September 2012.

Yang Kuang’s “Disapperance” HK Journalists Being Attacked in China

Mr. Yang Kuang (Why Yang), a Hong Kong activist, disappeared for 41 hours in China when he tried to visit his friend Liu Xia, wife of Liu Xiao Bo (Nobel Peace Prize winner).

He was then “sent home” by PRC China on 10th March 2013. No assistance was given to Mr. Yang during his “disappearance” and Mr. CY Leung, the Chief Executive, responded to the press’ enquiry that the government has not received any request for assistance.

Hong Kong journalists who went follow the story were beaten up by 4-5 men outside the residential area, which is public space, of Mrs. Liu’s flat.

A video filmed by Now TV (a local paid TV channel) shows part of the incident – the journalists being attacked are from Now TV, RTHK, TVB, Commercial Radio,

A TVB reporter talked about the incident here. According to the reporter, these 4-5 men rushed over to the journalists and started to beat them up right away. The police arrived after the journalists called for help, but they did not arrest any of the attackers and told the journalists that they should not ask any questions about the attackers. The TVB reporter also said that her reporter identity card was taken away.

Mr. Ma Fung-Kwok, HK Deputy to the National People’s Congress, commented on the incident that “When in Rome do as the Romans do” and said that the key is whether the Hong Kong journalists were covering the story legally.

Mr. CY Leung, the Chief Executive, said reporters should be protected and respected as they cover stories legally.

Public outcry in Hong Kong for thorough investigation, and condemn PRC/China for their barbarian actions. The HK Journalists Association also expressed their fury against the attack.

These “ordinary men” are suspected to be plainclothes police – one of them was recognised by the media as a PRC policeman.

HK reporter got beaten up in Peking

Breaking news!!!

A female HK reporter currently working on an assignment about Why Yang (also translated as “Yang Kuang”), a HK activist who went to the building block where Liu Xia lives (wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu XiaoBo who’s been under house arrest for over 2 years with no legitimate reason) was surrounded and beaten up by at least 5 police in China.

Queen’s Road East – 90’s Canto-Pop

Queen’s Road East is a Canto-pop written in 1991, when Hong Kong’s future was determined by the British government and PRC government where Hong Kong people had absolutely no say. This song reflects the confusion of Hong Kongers and our fear for the Communist and PRC. If you watch the MTV carefully, you’d notice there are scenes of people and cars moving backward, a metaphor to symbolism that Hong Kong will go backward after the handover of sovereignty.

The lyrics is full of metaphor. Strongly illustrating Hong Kongers desperation and helplessness about our future.

Hope you’d enjoy the MTV and the lyrics translated below:

Queen’s Road West and Queen’s Road East
Queen’s Road East turns into Queen’s Road Central
Queen’s Road Central is crowded with people

Our royal friend is on the back of coins
Forever young and named the Queen
Follows me everywhere to do all sorts of trade
With an expressionless face that represents success

A dear friend leaves this big city and says goodbye
Have to rely on the comrades to create new ideas
Where properties are available everywhere, people carry on buying and selling
But Mong Kok* may have to change its name

This rightful friend is familiar and friendly
Hence, allowing horses to race only twice a week
People, therefore, naturally compete to cross the finishing line
If you wish to be a citizens of the great nation, all it requires is money

Our dear friend leaves this big city and says goodbye
Have to rely on the comrades to create new ideas
The hot and cold weather still affects this city
But we may have to seek help from people with supernatural power for a change of weather

Emptiness is form, form is emptiness**
Emptiness is form, form is emptiness…

This beautiful friend says goodbye in class
The same picture shown on TV every night
When the day of celebration comes, everyone has to applause
The respectable face on the back of coins turns into statues of martyrs

Our dear friend leaves this big city and says goodbye
Have to rely on the comrades to create new ideas
The railways, buses and taxis will run all the same
But one may not know the routes anymore

* Mong Kok is a famous district with lots of hawker stalls, but have changed massively because of the influx of PRC Chinese tourists

** A famous Buddhist quote

Leaders of the PRC (China)

Pro-democracy, pro-HK-Independence and anti-CCP Facebook groups have been circulating an image in recent days – direct quotes from Premier Wen JiaBao’s government work report. Below is a translation of the caption:

43 Rounds of Applause 5 Years Ago…

“(We can) definitely guarantee the basic stability of market supply and market price”

“Make our motherland’s mountains greener, water clearer, sky more blue”

“We must ensure that our people’s minds are at easy when they eat and use (products), and make our export products to enjoy good reputation”

“(We will allow) everyone to enjoy basic health care services”

“We must be determined to push forward (our) real estate reform and development, making people and the public to live in peace and enjoy one’s work (note: a Chinese saying which means a stable and secured life with a roof above one’s head)”

“Only through distributing the fruits of economic development to the public, the harmony and stability of a society can be improved”

Five years have passed, NONE of the above was achieved.

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